SPOTLIGHT: AT&T and VZW boost EDGE network speeds

RCR confirms that AT&T did indeed increase EDGE network speeds in prepping for the launch of the iPhone. AT&T said it spent $50 million on the upgrade, which moved the "good EDGE" network to a "fine EDGE" network in the carrier's words. The upgrade will result in speeds of more than 100 kilobits per second, according to the carrier, which used to bill its EDGE network as averaging speeds between 75 kbps to 135 kbps. So, given that range, the average speed used to be 105 kbps, now its "over 100 kbps." Hmm. Article